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A Viral Image Of A 5G Chip ‘Hidden’ in COVID-19 Vaccines

Conspiracies can spread like wildfire and engulf the world of the internet. A new image of a diagram showing the inner workings of a 5G chip that’s been inserted into coronavirus vaccines—part of a longstanding online conspiracy theory.

However, what the image shows is a circuit board for a guitar pedal. A Boss Metal Zone guitar pedal, to be exact.

Coronavirus misinformation is nothing new on the internet. Even the weird (and false!) claims that 5G technology causes COVID-19 have become so commonplace on social media that major platforms have had to take action against these specific conspiracies.

The image took off on social media when user Mario Fusco shared it in a tweet, saying that the conspiracy is being shared in Italy. The link in his screenshot points to an anonymous self-publishing platform, Telegraph. Attempts to find a source elsewhere were unsuccessful. However, the r/guitarpedels subreddit certainly loves this story.

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